Registration for NAN's 38th Annual Conference is now open! From workshops presenting the latest ideas in telehealth and clinical practice to updates on 2019 CPT codes and medicare reporting, the educational offerings at this year’s meeting offer something for everyone. Register today before prices rise!

The Program Committee has prepared a comprehensive and compelling program, showcasing innovations in clinical science and practice, while also providing excellent opportunities for professional networking, and leaving a few hours each day to enjoy the Crown Jewel of New Orleans - the French Quarter!

Abstract Notifications

Abstract notifications have been sent to submitters. Click here for a list of accepted posters and click here for general presentation instructions.

Opening Keynote Address

Exercise: A Daily Tonic to Get the Brain to Its Fullest Potential-and Keep It There
John J. Ratey, M.D.
Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Ratey is an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and an internationally recognized expert in Neuropsychiatry. He has published over 60 peer-reviewed articles, and 11 books published in 15 languages, including the groundbreaking ADHD “Driven to Distraction” series with Ned Hallowell, MD.  With the publication of "Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain", Dr. Ratey has established himself as one of the world's foremost authorities on the brain-fitness connection. His latest book, “Go Wild”, explores how we can achieve optimal physical and mental health by getting in touch with our caveman roots, and how we can “re-wild” our lives. 

Registration Fees  

Registration Category   Registration Fees (before Sept 21)
NAN Member (Fellow, Professional, Associate, Affiliate, Emeritus)                   
NAN Post-Doctoral Resident Member
NAN Student Member (Pre-Doctoral)
Non-Member Student (Pre-Doctoral)

Hotel Information

Conference Location: 
Sheraton New Orleans Hotel
500 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

Once you have registered for the Annual Conference, you will be provided with the necessary code to book your hotel reservation either online or by phone at the conference rate of $254/night plus applicable taxes and fees. The deadline to make a reservation is September 24, 2018.

Situated in downtown New Orleans, the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel is within walking distance of Bourbon Street, the Riverwalk, the Port of New Orleans and much more. Moreover, the hotel's proximity to the historic Canal Street streetcar line ensures travelers can easily venture out to experience all parts of the city, including the Garden District and Magazine Street. While nearby attractions beckon, travelers of all types will appreciate thoughtful hotel amenities like a rooftop pool and sun deck, Creole inspired Roux Bistro, a Sheraton Fitness Center and a lobby Starbucks. However you elect to spend your time in New Orleans, we know you'll look forward to returning home to your spacious guest room to soak up scenic views of this one-of-a-kind city.

Travel Information

Local Airport:
Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY)
Distance From Hotel: 15 miles

Airport Shuttle
Reservations: (504) 522-3500

Taxi service is readily available at the airport on the first level of the terminal. 

Hotel Parking:
Valet Parking, $46 USD daily

The four distinct lines, each originating Downtown, provide easy transit along Canal Street, St. Charles Avenue, and the Riverfront. 

  • One-way: $1.25
  • One-day pass: $3.00
  • Three-day pass: $9.00